If the early numbers for NFL ratings continue, social pundits will have to take a serious look at whether the game has lost a bit of its luster.
Does the first presidential debate require a different kind of moderator?
The episode offers several compelling facets on which traditional journalists should offer public opinion. On one level it’s simple: Has Brodkorb committed journalism or not?
No one doubts an audience exists for courteous civil discourse, just as no one should doubt an audience for something a bit sharper and fresher when it comes to local coverage of politics.
… and a few other predictions for Sunday night’s award show.
The stations were well ahead of everybody else in town on breaking the news that the remains of Jacob Wetterling had been found.
If there’s an irony to the paper taking so much heat over something so seemingly trivial, it’s that there are so many examples in C.J.’s column of much more cringe-inducing cruelty.
Says Paul McEnroe, who leads KSTP-TV’s investigative unit: “The reason [Tom] Hauser got the tip was as simple as old-fashioned reporting and traditional sourcing.”
Baran, who led MPR’s award-winning coverage of the local archdiocese, brings ample credibility to investigating one of Minnesota’s biggest crime stories.
At a time where recognition counts for something, former local TV reporter Tim Sherno is hoping to commodify his name and face into votes for Congress.
The grand irony of the Gawker-Hogan-Thiel bankruptcy episode is that it demonstrates just how difficult it can be to be both independent and viable.
Crackpots and chronic prevaricators are a familiar feature of American politics. But journalists have never before dealt with one nominated by a major political party for President of the United States.
Plus: a course correction on TV ads; and more details emerge on Jon Stewart’s deal with HBO.
Count St. John’s Univerity professor Nick Hayes among those who find the episode just a bit too clumsy for direct involvement from a character as wily as Putin.
What responsibility does this sprawling aggregation of voices have for Trump’s status today? What has “the media” missed or misunderstood about his audience?
Miller, one of MPR’s premier personalities, recently launched the semiweekly podcast with her with pal/“coenthusiast” Teresa McFarland.
Sports pages, generally an escapists’ sanctuary from realities uglier than the Twins won-loss record, should be encouraged to add its voice(s) when something is this big and this hot and is raging at their front door.
John Williams initiated a conversation over the likelihood of racial profiling in Philandro Castile’s driving record, and Cheryl Johnson devoted a full column to the insights of a black child and his mom.
Traffic is just one reason why Star Tribune Editorial Page Editor Scott Gillespie says he’d like to see the paper expand its factchecking footprint.